Macy’s in New York
Macy’s in New York is the biggest department store in the city. It actually covers the whole block on Herald Square and has 11 floors. Macy’s is a one-stop-shop for (almost) everything you are looking for. Major brands are especially well represented at Macy’s.
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Shopping at Macy’s
Shopping at Macy’s is a paradise for some and hell for others. Macy’s is so big that it might be difficult to find what you’re looking for. If only for the experience, it is nice to check it out at least once. Around the holiday season you should definitely take a look inside but avoid going on a Saturday afternoon as it will be very busy.
It’s good to know that Macy’s is actually two buildings and you might have to walk through one building in order to get to the next one. Don’t hesitate to ask the staff for directions if you’re lost! Most collections are separated for men and women. For women, there are thousands of dresses so it’s smart think ahead which designers you’re interested in.
Tired of walking after your visit to Macy’s? You can hop on the Hop on Hop off bus and take the Downtown loop to enjoy a couple of hours of sightseeing.
Macy’s History Tour
Plan on spending a couple of hours shopping at Macy’s? Start by taking the 45-minute History of Macy’s Tour. Lead by a guide, you will be shown around various departments, while you learn all about the 150 year history of the enormous warehouse. The guide will also explain the workings of, amongst others, the marketing, merchandising and visual techniques of Macy’s. There’s no better way to kickstart your shopping spree!
Macy’s Visitor Savings Pass
As a tourist you can get a Macy’s Visitor Savings Pass. This shopping pass gives you 10% discount on parts of the collection! The pass is not valid for all items sold at Macy’s. Make-up is not included in the discount, but if you’re planning on shopping for clothes then it’s definitely worth it! You can get the pass at the Visitor’s Center at the mezzanine.
Christmas at Macy’s
The Christmas window displays attract a huge crowd during holiday season, more than 10,000 people see them during peak hours! Festive decorations continue inside as well as on the ground floor. There’s also a Santaland on the 8th floor. It’s definitely worth checking out the Macy’s Christmas decorations. They can be viewed from Thanksgiving week until 26th of December. And of course you can also shop for Christmas decorations to take home with you.
Macy’s Flower Show
During the annual Macy’s Flower Show the warehouse is full of floral arrangements for two weeks. This Floral spectacle takes place at the end of March and is definitely worth paying a visit if you are in the city. The Flower Show has been running since 1946, each year with a different theme. Past examples are ‘Once upon a Spring Time’, ‘Carnival’ and ‘America the Beautiful’. At least one million flowers are used at each show.
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